Bird Flu - Archives
It's Your Fault
Laos for the re-appearance of the H5N1 virus.
July 31st, 2006
Thai Death Confirmed
The World Health Organization has confirmed the
Thailand of a 17-year-old youth from bird flu. It is Thailand's first
reported case of bird flu human infection in 2006. Thailand has now reported
a total of 23 cases of human infection, of which 15 have been fatal. Reuters
timeline of 2006 bird flu developments.
July 27th, 2006
This Is Unfortunate
Thailand has been struck again by bird flu. It's still not clear if it's
H5N1. If it is, it'll be the first outbreak in the country in nearly nine
July 25th, 2006
Another Case in Thailand
has reported its 21st case of human infection, a one-year-old boy who is
expected to recover.
Thai woman is recovering after being stricken with bird flu, according
to the country’s deputy public health minister. It is Thailand’s 20th
confirmed case of human bird flu since the end of 2003, of whom 13 have
Bird Flu Spreading
appears to be spreading rapidly in Thailand, according to a survey by
suspected human infections on the rise as villagers resist efforts by
livestock officials to cull fowl. Avian influenza has spread to more than
half the country, with 39 provinces reporting confirmed or suspected cases
of fresh bird-flu infections. Last week, the authorities had just 21
provinces under close watch for bird flu, suggesting the virus is spreading
Meanwhile, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Suphan Buri and
Kamphaeng Phet have been put on a list of provinces with severe bird-flu
problems. “We are receiving more and more reports of fowl deaths,” Jatuporn
Kamchuen, the livestock chief of Kanchanaburi’s Phanom Thuan district, said
yesterday. Livestock officials were busy culling fowl suspected of
contracting bird flu.
same time, he complained that officials were facing resistance from some
villagers who had tried to prevent officials from taking their birds. “We
need to raise people’s understanding of the situation.”
WHO has officially
announced another case of bird flu human infection in Thailand, a
seven-year-old boy who has now recovered. It is the country’s 19th
WHO has also reported
that in Indonesia a four-year-old boy has been confirmed as having had bird
flu. He has now recovered. And a man who died at the end of September is now
confirmed as having died of bird flu. These are Indonesia’s sixth and
seventh bird flu cases, with four deaths. This brings to 62 the total number
of deaths since the end of 2003.
Bangkok Post reports two possible new cases of human bird flu
infection. A poultry farm worker is in hospital in Nakhon Pathom province
and a young girl is being treated in Kanchanaburi province,
News Round-Up (Most of
The Thai government has
confirmed its first
bird flu fatality in a year. It is the country’s 13th bird
flu death. The official WHO announcement is
Australia, three pigeons – part of a shipment of 102 racing and show
pigeons from Canada – were found to have bird flu antibodies.
quarantine authorities had reportedly certified the infected birds as
has reportedly discovered H5N1-infected birds that were being smuggled in
A lengthy report in the
Washington Post says Indonesia has been engaged in a two-year cover-up
of its growing bird flu problem.
has an excellent report on the global fight against the virus.
reports that a Thai man died yesterday of “bird-flu-like symptoms” after
coming into contact with dead birds. However, earlier tests on the man had
not revealed bird flu. The newspaper says that the dead man’s relatives are
refusing to hand over the body to the hospital for an autopsy. The man’s
seven-year-old son is also sick, and is being treated in hospital. Thailand
has officially had 17 cases of human infection of bird flu, with 12 deaths.
The Taiwanese Department
of Health has
to Roche requesting negotiations on the generic production of Tamiflu.
Meanwhile, Thailand is apparently
with its own production, without consulting Roche.